Assistant Professor of Political Science
Office: CLO 292
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara (2007)
M.A. University of California, Santa Barbara (2004)
B.A. California Polytechnic State University (1992)
Voter Behavior and Political Participation
Political Socialization and Public Opinion
Campaigns and Elections
Introduction to American Government
- Political tolerance
- Political and interpersonal trust
- Political corruption
- Politics of Religion
2012. “Portraits of Religion in Introductory American Government Textbooks: Images of Tolerance or Intolerance.” With Marie Eisenstein. Journal of Political Science Education, 9(1) (publication date: 2013).
2007. Keeter, Scott, Courtney Kennedy, April Clark, Trevor Tompson, and Mike Mokrzycki. “What’s Missing from National RDD Surveys? The Impact of the Growing Cell-Only Population.” Public Opinion Quarterly, 71(5):772-792.
2008. Dimock, Michael, April Clark, and Juliana Menasce Horowitz. “Campaign Dynamics and the Swing Vote in the 2004 Election.” In The Swing Voters in American Politics, ed. William G. Mayer. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.
Before joining PUC, Professor Clark was a research associate at the Pew Research Center where she designed survey projects, developed questionnaires and analyzed data. Currently, she is the Director of Survey Research at the Institute for Social and Policy Research (ISPR).